In many ways it's a little strange being here. In some ways, I've just dropped back into my old life here. Like tonight when I met the Brandon boys (Lorry is away) at McKeck's for Friday night dinner. Over the years, I've spent lots of time away from Ursula and the kids (often here at my parents' home), so that isn't as different for me as it would be for many people.
What's strange is that I don't have anything on my planning horizon here beyond two weeks. I"m not saying "see you later" to people. Ironically, many people in town don't even realize I've been away or that we don't live here any more. When someone asks "what's new", I don't even know where to begin!
It is clear to me, and most other people, that I'm no longer the MP. After 11 years that's a little weird, but I'm happy to be on a new path.